Postdoctoral Associate

Are you interested in exploring the capacity of natural ecosystems to capture and sequester carbon?


Date posted

Feb. 16, 2024 5:45 pm

Application deadline

Mar. 16, 2024 5:00 pm


Yale - School of the Environment


  • United States

Job description

Are you interested in exploring the capacity of natural ecosystems to capture and sequester carbon? Join the Malone Disturbance Ecology Lab at the Yale School of the Environment,  to utilize data from the National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) and the AmeriFlux network to evaluate patterns in carbon dynamics across natural ecosystems. The associate will design and execute workflows to spatialize CO2 and CH4 fluxes and concentrations for more than 100 sites from the NEON and AmeriFlux. The Associate will conduct cutting-edge research over 2 to 3 years (evaluated annually for reappointment); have access to core facilities at the Yale School of the Environment, reside locally and have a regular workspace on campus; primarily focus on research; and receive career mentorship. 

Valued skills

A strong applicant will have experience working with eddy covariance data, atmospheric modeling of boundary layer dynamics, geospatial data processing and integration and upscaling flux data. Skills to efficiently work with large datasets, the desire and ability to design data products and community resources, expertise in macrosystem ecology, machine learning, and synthesis science are highly valued. 

Position Requirements: A PhD and at least 2 years of work experience is preferred. Postdoctoral Associates have to be within 5 years of receiving their PhD in data science, statistics, or in physical or biological sciences.  

Location: Yale University, New Haven, CT. 

Compensation and Benefits: The starting salary for this position is expected to range between 68-78k reflecting the number of years of experience. The standard annual raise for associates is 2.5%. Benefits for postdoctoral associates include: healthdental, and vision insurance. Benefits also include a retirement planpaid time offsick leaveparental leavecounseling and support services, and commuter benefits.   

Additional Information

Apply by February 28th 

Sparkle L. Malone, PhD

Assistant Professor
Yale School of the Environment
Kroon Hall, 195 Prospect St, 06512, New Haven, CT